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February 2019
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
This report, 1.5-Degree Lifestyles: Targets and options for reducing lifestyle carbon footprints, analyses the carbon footprint of household lifestyles and how changes can contribute to meeting the ambitious 1.5-degree aspirational target envisaged by the Paris Agreement on climate change. It analyses scientific emission scenarios and case studies from Finland, Japan, China, Brazil, and India, and proposes long-term targets for individuals’ lifestyle carbon footprints by 2030-2050, as well as low-carbon options that citizens and society can adopt.
November 2018
Low-carbon buses (LCBs), which include hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and different types of electric buses, have been promoted widely in cities in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). This report summarizes the experience of 16 cities in the PRC with an urban bus fleet of 70,000 units, and includes performance data on around 20,000 LCBs, of which nearly 10,000 are pure electric vehicles. The objective of this report is to show real world performance data on LCBs in the PRC, their environmental and financial impact, as well as policies used to promote LCBs.
November 2018
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21), Agora Verkehrswende
This study provides a clear picture of the state of G20 transport emissions, analyses already existing approaches for decarbonising the transport sector and stresses the urgency of putting ambitious climate action on the political agenda. It includes factsheets on each G20 member that shed light on the specific situation and challenges in each country, including existing goals and efforts. The report concludes by comparing stated ambition with implemented policies and actions while also considering required global reductions in the transport sector to keep the global temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius.
October 2018
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
An international perspective on China’s progress towards green growth is illustrated in this report, China’s Progress Towards Green Growth, with focus on industry and the interplay between industrial development and environment.
September 2018
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), International Resource Panel (IRP)

Resource efficiency is a key approach to decoupling economic growth from environmental degradation while enhancing human well-being. It stimulates innovation, the creation of new industries, and boosts economic competitiveness.

September 2018
Ellen MacArthur Foundation, ARUP
The Circular Economy Opportunity for Urban and Industrial Innovation in China shows that applying circular economy principles at scale could save businesses and households approximately CNY 70 trillion by 2040 (16% of China’s projected GDP). It identifies opportunities across five focus areas: built environment, mobility, nutrition, textiles and electronics.
August 2018
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
China in Mozambique's Forests: A review of issues and progress for livelihoods and sustainability, compiles three years of work of the China-Africa Forest Governance project to develop evidence on constraints and opportunities for forest resources in productive and resilient land use and trade, to develop capacity and dialogue among relevant stakeholders in China and Mozambique, and to deliver policy and practice improvement opportunities.
August 2018
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
This report summarises progress made by the IIED China-Africa Forest Governance Project, and shares insights from project experiences into the state of China’s role in African forest governance and provides suggestions for the next steps in the China-Africa relationship.
June 2018
Asia Society Policy Institute, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

Northeast Asia Carbon Markets and Trade Connections published by Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) in collaboration with ICTSD focuses on carbon pricing and the linking of carbon pricing systems as a potential cata

May 2018
Climate Policy
The paper titled Evaluating various choices of sector coverage in China’s national emissions trading system (ETS) is about sector coverage matters greatly in designing China’s national emissions trading system (ETS), with issues to be considered including impacts on emission reduction, economic and social welfare change, and carbon leakage to uncovered sectors.